Supporting learners with SEND in maths (webinar)

There are half a million learners in FE who have self-declared a learning difficulty or disability. Around 21% of 16-19-year-olds are in this category. This webinar focuses on teaching and learning for SEND learners in the mathematics classroom. We will introduce some of the barriers to learning mathematics that can be due to identified needs and offer suggestions for initial assessment and appropriate teaching.

Pricing options

SET member: £21.25

Non-SET member: £25

This is a subsidised rate for providers that receive funding from the ESFA.

For providers not receiving funding the full cost is £37.50

Free Places

A limited number of free places are offered on this course. Please see the 'Upcoming' section above for current availability. Free places are offered to ensure greater diversity on our courses, so to qualify you must either:

  • Work in an organisation in one of the 12 opportunity areas (Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough, Stoke, West Somerset)
  • Work in an organisation with an annual turnover of less than £500,000
  • Consider yourself to have a disability
  • Come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background

You must also agree to be contacted by our evaluation team.

To book a free place find a course that has free places remaining and book a single place. At the payments stage of the booking you will be asked to tell us which of the three criteria you meet. Once selected, click on the 'recalculate' button to reduce the cost of the booking to zero and complete the booking.

If, for whatever reason, you are unable to attend, please advise us at least one week before the course takes place. This will allow us to offer the free place to someone else who works in the FE sector, so they can take advantage of this offer.

SET Membership

SET members are entitled to an exclusive 15% discount off this ETF professional development course.

Find out more about SET membership on the Society for Education and Training (SET) website.

Who is this for?

  • Teachers/support workers/managers with responsibility for SEND
  • Maths teachers
  • Trainers
  • Assessors
  • Mentors and coaches
  • Managers and support teachers aiming to develop students numeracy skills

Training aim

To help develop 'quality first teaching' to meet the needs of all learners in their classroom through accurate and insightful assessment, learning needs tailored to the individual and developing positive attitudes and motivations.


You will have the knowledge and confidence to: 

  • summarise the barriers to learning mathematics experienced by SEND learners
  • plan appropriate initial and ongoing assessment for learners with SEND
  • create positive learning environments for SEND learners.


60 minutes

Contact us

If this course is not currently available in your area, and you would like to attend then register your interest. We will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830